Computed Tomography

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computed Tomography program offers graduate Radiologic Technologists, Radiation Therapists, and graduate Nuclear Medicine Technologists the opportunity to complete both didactic coursework and clinical skills experience necessary to prepare to meet eligibility for the professional certification in this field. The program focuses on specific skills and knowledge necessary to become proficient in this field.


Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Computed Tomography (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Fall 2022
Admissions criteria

1. Certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography or in Radiation Therapy, OR Certified by ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) in Nuclear Medicine.
2. Formal application and admission to the program by the Program Coordinator.
3. Background check requirements: Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Background Check Standards. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD Background Check Policy.
4. Clinical health and safety requirements must be met prior to enrollment in any program of study course. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD Clinical Health and Safety Policy and drug testing protocols.
5. Inability to comply with background check requirements and/or clinical health and safety requirements at the start of classes or during the program may result in cancellation of enrollment.
6. There are limited spaces available in the Computed Tomography program. Only students who have completed all of the introductory courses noted above may have their name added to the queue of those waiting for an available space in a cohort.


Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Where selected as part of program completion, the following introductory courses must be completed, to be added to the queue of those waiting for an available cohort space to begin the core curriculum: DMI/DMS/ICE220, NUC220, DMI/ICE223, NUC250

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply radiation safety in the clinical setting.
  2. Interpret orders for diagnostic imaging procedures.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication in a healthcare setting.
  4. Apply knowledge and learning to the professional development in the field of computed tomography.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Pipeline AZ using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources. Sources

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term Program Prerequisites

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term Program Prerequisites
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
DMI/ICE223 or
Introduction to Computed Tomography or Fundamentals of Computed Tomography and Elements of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Critical course Gateway course 1–3
Sectional Anatomy or Sectional Anatomy for Nuclear Medicine 3

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ICE248 Computed Tomography (CT) Multi-Planar Sectional Anatomy 2
ICE254 Advanced Imaging Practicum 1
ICE263 Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ICE265 Computed Tomography Procedure Protocols 3
ICE267 Computed Tomography Advanced Imaging Practicum 2
ICE273 Computed Tomography Pathology 3
ICE291 Computed Tomography Registry and Board Exam Preparation 1
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.


Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.